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FDR Law Case Study - Birth Control Implant

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in pregnancy A 34 year old lady chose an Implanon device as a means of family planning.  The device is usually...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Questioning Mental Capacity

Jennifer McGuinness
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Legal advice from Jennifer McGuinness, an expert in Will disputes based at FDR Law offices in Frodsham   Q: My mother had Alzheimers disease when she made her Will.  I do not agree with the contents of the Will, can I challenge it?  ...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Electronic Wills

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: What is an Electronic Will? A:  At the moment Electronic Wills are not valid, but they have been in the news recently as The Law...

FDR Law Case Study - Bite Injury

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in life changing injuries. A 32 year old male was admitted to Accident & Emergency (A&E) following an attack...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How long is the Conveyancing Process

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham Q: How long does the Conveyancing process take? A: In conveyancing we are asked this question almost daily,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Does a LPA mean giving up control?

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at our office in Warrington   Q: My mother thinks a Lasting Power of Attorney means giving up control now; is she right? A: No it does not mean that, but this is a common...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Advice for First Time Buyers

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based at our offices in Stockton Heath provides guidance for First Time Buyers Q: “I am hoping to buy my first house soon, do you have any advice?’ A: Congratulations, it’s an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Separated Family Holiday arrangements

Ruth Hetherington
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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Partner relating to Children Arrangements during Summer Holidays Q: My husband and I are divorcing and it’s proving difficult to reach an agreement about a holiday aboard for the children this summer.  Do I...

The Law Society's Wills & Equity Committee Appointment

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson , Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Inheritance and Trust disputes has been appointed by The Law Society, to its Wills and Equity Committee. Stephen who has been with the firm, with offices in Warrington, Frodsham and Stockton Heath,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Summer Holidays

Ruth Hetherington
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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Partner at office in Frodsham relating to Children Arrangements during Summer Holidays Q: I am separated from my wife and would like to take our children away this summer on holiday; do I need permission from her to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Conveyancing Fraud

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based at office in Stockton Heath   Protecting yourself against Conveyancing Fraud Q: “What can we do to protect our property against potential fraud?” A: Sadly there has been an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Inheritance Tax

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: When making a Will, should I expect advice or guidance around the impact of Inheritance Tax on my estate for my family? A: Yes, it is very...

With disputes on the rise, Will your final wishes be contested?

Jennifer McGuinness
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Figures show that legal challenges against Wills are on the rise. According to records from the government’s probate register, the number of legal challenges against Wills rose to over 12,000 for the first time in 2016. Why the increase? Not only...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Parental Support in Buying a house

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based in our Frodsham office Q: We want to help our daughter buy her first house with a financial contribution, what is the legal process? A: Rising...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Why do I need to show Identification?

Michelle Fisher
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Michelle Fisher, Conveyancing Services Manager based in Warrington discusses why solicitors ask for identification Q: Why do I need to show identification to my solicitor when I’m buying a house? A: There are several reasons that identification...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - The impact of Chicken Pox Infections

Daniel Lee
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Daniel Lee, Litigation Associate Solicitor discusses the impact of Chicken Pox infections Q: Complications following Chicken Pox infections have been in the news recently, what can a parent do if you feel that your concerns are not being heard by the...

Get up to speed with the new driving laws for motorists

Gary Heaven
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FDR Law is calling for drivers to ensure they fully understand recent changes, or risk paying dearly Following the introduction of tougher new driving laws that came into force on 24th April 2017, hundreds of motorists could be facing much heftier fines;...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - First rung of the property ladder

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based in Stockton Heath Q: Can you provide any advice on how a buyer can get make the first step onto the property ladder. A: A good place to start is to identify how much money you would be able to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Dental Negligence

Brian Owens
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Legal advice from Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive in Warrington Q: I went to my dentist with toothache, but after their recommendation for an extraction the pain is still there, and worse. A: It is not unusual after an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Joint Ownership

Zoe Olender
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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor in the FDR Law Stockton Heath office discuses Joint Ownership Q:  I’m buying a house with a friend; do we need additional contracts or paperwork? A: Yes, when a property is owned by two or more people...

FDR Law welcomes Housing White Paper Measures

Tim Jordan
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As members of The Conveyancing Association (CA) – the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – FDR Law has welcomed a number of measures announced in this month’s Housing White Paper and is backing the CA in its ongoing...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Do I need a Survey?

Zoe Olender
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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor discuses the need for a survey when buying a house Q: I am buying a property; do I need to have a survey done? A: When buying a property it is your responsibility as the buyer to satisfy yourself as to...

FDR Law Case Study - Loss of Sight

Brian Owens
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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in blindness. A 73 year old lady suffering from cataracts in both eyes was referred by the NHS to an independent...

Expert comment on today's Supreme Court ruling

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Head of Litigation, FDR Law comments on today’s ruling (15 th March 2017) whereby the Supreme Court overturned the six-figure award to a woman left out of her estranged mother's will, after three charities appealed the decision....

Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor at FDR Law discusses Lasting Power of Attorney's for Business Owners

Heather Lally
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Q: I am a business owner, do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney? A:  Yes you do.  Whether you are an owner of a business, director or a sole trader a Lasting Power of Attorney should be a priority on your To Do list.  If you were to suffer...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Discussing Motor Offences

Gary Schooler
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Gary Schooler, Criminal Partner at FDR Law discussing motor offences Q: I was stopped by the police for using a phone whilst stopped in traffic, is that right? A: Yes if you were using a hand-held device.  It is illegal to do so when you are the...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Noisy Neighbours

Zoe Olender
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In the latest FDR Law Legal Clinic, Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor discuses Noisy Neighbours Q: Do I have to reveal noisy neighbours if I sell my home? A: Yes.  When selling, you have to complete a Property Information Form which asks for...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Why do I need a Will?

Zoe Olender
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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor discuses the reasons house buyers are asked about a Will Q: I am purchasing a property and my solicitor has asked if I have a Will. Why is this? A: When you purchase a property you acquire probably the most valuable...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Hospital Infections

Daniel Lee
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Daniel Lee, Litigation Associate Solicitor discusses the impact of Hospital infections Q: My nephew has developed an infection after having a minor knee operation which has had an impact on his return to work and his ability to pay his bills, is there...

Where there is a Will, there is a way

Stephen Lawson
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..and also where there isn’t! Stephen Lawson, Partner and Head of Litigation will be speaking at the next Warrington First event on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at the Institution Bar, 2 Palmyra Square, Warrington WA1 1B. Stephen will be...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - potential Personal Injury Claim changes

Howard Porter
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Howard Porter, Legal Executive at FDR Law discusses the potential changes in Personal Injury Claims Q: Is it correct that the government proposes to increase the Small Claims Court limit for all personal injury claims to £5,000? A: Yes, the...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cyclists Rights Part 2

Stephen Lawson
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Q: I recently started to commute on my bike and have become more aware of the poor road surfaces on m journey.  As a cyclist do we have any legal rights if there an accident as a result of the road condition? A: Poor road surfaces contribute to almost...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cyclists Rights

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Q: As a keen cyclist, what are my legal rights on the road? A:  I am a regular cyclist myself and we are not alone; British Cycling have stated that more than two million people cycle at least once a week; an all-time high. Last year 3,237 cyclists...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Divorcing with Children

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Jane Young, Associate Solicitor at FDR Law discusses Divorce when children are involved Q: My wife and I are getting divorced, what’s the best approach to make it easier for our children? A:  Divorce is exceptionally stressful for all concerned,...

FDR Law supports Resolution's Westminster Lobby Day

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Ruth Hetherington , Family Partner at FDR Law in Frodsham, is to take part in Resolution’s Lobby Day in Westminster on 30 November 2016, calling for a review of the UK’s current family law framework.  The aim of the lobby day, which has...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - LPA's for the young

Ian Sydenham
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Ian Sydenham at FDR Law discusses why a Lasting Power of Attorney is not just for the elderly Q: My teenage son is about to go travelling for a year overseas, it has been suggested that he prepares a Lasting Power of Attorney.  Why would he need this? ...

Nat West First Time Buyer Property Events

Chris Illingworth
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FDR Law, is teaming up with NatWest next week to host seminars for first time buyers in Widnes and St Helens.  Hosted by solicitors from FDR Law and mortgage advisors from NatWest, The Business Growth Enabler events will run simultaneously at NatWest...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Buying a Property through Auction

Chris Illingworth
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Q: I’m interested in buying a property through auction, what should I consider? A: There are advantages to buying at action; a lower risk of the other party changing their mind on the sale, not being part of a long chain and potentially getting a...

STEP Conference 2016

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Partner and Head of Litigation at FDR Law has been announced as a speaker at the annual STEP Tax, Trusts & Estates Conference 2016. Taking place over four dates in different locations, Stephen will be discussing The Inheritance Act 1975...

Pitt-Jolie divorce highlights the tricky issue of child arrangements

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It goes without saying that divorce is exceptionally stressful for all concerned, especially when there are children involved, and relations can soon break down. According to today’s newspapers, Angelina is reportedly after physical custody of all of...

Delivering financial freedom for South London tenants

Tim Jordan
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FDR Law, has completed a deal to obtain the freehold of a unique residential development on London’s south bank. Situated in Bermondsey, The Valentine Building is a new development of apartments of a contemporary style and built on the site of an old...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Don't put off making a Will

Stephen Lawson
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FDR Law Legal Clinic Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law discusses the Importance of Making a Will Q: My long term partner is reluctant to discuss making a Will, neither of us are getting younger and I am worried about the future, what can you advise? ...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Child Arrangements in the Summer Holidays

Ruth Hetherington
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Q: I am separated from my wife and would like to take our children away this summer on holiday; do I need permission from her to travel? A: If there are no court orders in place relating to the arrangements of the children then it is best practice for...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Review your Will

Ian Sydenham
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Q: How often should I review my Will?  A: Regularly and particularly after there has been a life changing event either directly with yourself, a loved one or someone you have named in your Will. For example consider these scenarios: After a marriage...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Adoption

Ruth Hetherington
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Q1: Can I adopt if I’m single or in a same-sex relationship? A1: Yes, it is recognised that single people as well as same-sex couples can make excellent adoptive parents. The Department of Health released figures in December 2015 showing that one in...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Bankruptcy Annulment

Howard Porter
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Q: I have been informed by the Official Receiver’s Office that I’ve been made bankrupt.  I owe money to some creditors but didn’t know I was under threat of bankruptcy. What can I do? A: You may be able to apply to the court to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Stamp Duty on 2nd Properties

Chris Illingworth
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Q: We are about to complete the purchase on a new house but we have not yet sold the house we are living in.  What is the situation with the new rules on stamp duty and do we need to pay it? A:   Yes, under the new rules introduced on 1st April...

Archers storyline strikes a chord with domestic abuse victims

Ruth Hetherington
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Ruth Hetherington, Family Solicitor in our Frodsham office discusss the storyline and how it reflects real life situations.   Many people still think of domestic abuse as physical violence, but the drama centred on Rob’s systematic...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Is it Medical Negligence?

Brian Owens
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Q: Could Cerebral Palsy be as a result of medical negligence? A: Cerebral Palsy describes a disorder of muscles or posture and it may be caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth.  In the UK Cerebral Palsy affects about 1 in every...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Remortgaging

Chris Illingworth
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Q: I am considering re-mortgaging; do I need legal services to do this? A: The short answer is yes.  However, there are different reasons for remortgaging and as such there will be varying levels of legal services required. Moving mortgage for a...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Statutory Demands

Howard Porter
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Q: I am a Property developer working as a Sole Trader. I’ve been served with a Statutory Demand from a supplier I am in dispute with.  What is a Statutory Demand and what do I need to do? A: Your supplier is demanding that unless you pay the...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - 2nd Marriage Wills

Ian Sydenham
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Q: I am getting remarried, how do I protect my new wife and my children from my first marriage in my will? A: If you already have a Will it is worth noting that it will be revoked when you remarry.  If you died before making a new Will, your assets...

Liverpool Law Society - Contentious Probate Update

Stephen Lawson
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The discussion is part of a 1 day conference aimed at Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate practioners and will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Pier Head in Liverpool. Other subjects being covered at the Conference include: Capital Tax and the...

Residential Property Seminar - 10th March

Sarah Greene
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In conjunction with Search Acumen, the Warrington Law Society is hosting a Residential Property Seminar on Thursday 10th March 2016. The event takes place at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Mike Gregory Suite and is suitable for legal and property...

Testamentary Capacity Webinar Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Head of Civil Litigation at FDR Law and expert in contentious probate and inheritance dispute case will be speaking in a live Webinar for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 1.00 to 2.00pm. The course is...

Osborne's 3 per cent stamp duty advice for North Wests second home owners

Chris Illingworth
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Although much of the focus has been on buy-to-let landlords, Cheshire law firm FDR Law warn that all second home owners are set to be hit with new costs from 1st April 2016 when a controversial extra 3 per cent stamp duty charge is introduced. In his Autumn...

New Year, New Start: Advice for Couples

Jennifer Roulston
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FDR Law provides practical advice for couples facing divorce in 2016  FDR Law has confirmed it is facing its busiest January yet for divorce appointments. With the first Monday in the New Year widely reported as “D-Day”, the day when most...

Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will?

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Wills Trusts and Probate Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: Do I need a Solicitor to make a Will? A: A common enquiry, especially as many stationers sell DIY Will packs! I answer this...

Cheshire welcomes Chancellor's homebuilding boost

Tim Jordan
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The main theme of the Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement yesterday was ‘the biggest affordable housebuilding programme since the 1970s’, aimed to tackle the growing crisis of home ownership in Britain. The ‘house building...

Changes to Consumer Rights Act this Christmas

David Jones
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FDR Law provides consumer advice ahead of this year’s Black Friday Warrington’s FDR Law is calling for consumers to make sure they protect themselves with their pre-Christmas purchases this year whether shoppers are taking to the high street or...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Arrrangements for Children

Karah Lane
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FDR Law Legal Clinic Legal advice from Karah Lane, Family solicitor based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington on Child Arrangements without Legal Aid Q: My son and his separated wife are finding it difficult to agree on the arrangements for their...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - the legal process after someone has died

Simon Cieluch
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Legal advice from Simon Cieluch, Wills, Trusts and Probate solicitor, based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington    The legal process to go through when someone dies Q: My husband is suffering from a terminal illness and we would like to be...

FDR Law Frodsham takes lead on new FGM legislation

Ruth Hetherington
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Dorcas Akeju speaks at Cheshire and Merseyside Family Law conference Ruth Hetherington, Partner, within the Family Department at Frodsham FDR Law, was the primary organiser behind the recent ‘Cheshire and Merseyside Family Law’ conference. ...

Do you know how much you are owed?

Jennifer Roulston
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When Dr Foster, the BBC drama everyone was talking about, admitted that she knew nothing of her husband’s assets, many will have winced at her naivety. But it turns out she’s not the only one.  Jennifer Roulston discusses. Married couples...

FDR Law wins £190,000 CSA case hearing for single mum

Stephen Lawson
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Largest ever CSA arrears case win – yet six months on, mum yet to receive any payment Stephen Lawson, leading national child maintenance expert and Head of Litigation at Warrington legal firm FDR Law, has secured the biggest ever arrears case of over...

New Government website for home owners

Tim Jordan
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A new website designed to bring home ownership schemes together including Right to Buy, Help to Buy and the Help to Buy has been launched by the Government. The Own Your Own Home website is focused on giving guidance to the range of...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Cycling Accidents

Howard Porter
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Legal advice from Howard Porter, Litigation Executive, based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington on Cycling Accidents Q: I am an active cyclist during commuter periods which has made me more conscious of other road users.  What are the guidelines...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Do I need to pay Stamp Duty?

Tim Jordan
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Tim Jordan, Conveyancing solicitor, based at FDR Law’s office in Stockton Heath discusses Stamp Duty Tax Q: I am about to buy a house and am unsure exactly what Stamp Duty Land Tax is? A: Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is the tax anyone buying property...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Post Holiday Divorce

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FDR Law Legal Clinic Legal advice from Jennifer Carr, family solicitor, based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Post Holiday Divorce Q: My husband and I have been growing apart, and after a recent holiday have decided to separate with a view to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Can Wills be Overruled?

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Legal advice from Natalie Fletcher, Litigation Legal Executive on the subject of Wills and can they be overturned? Q: Is there any point in making a Will now that they can be overruled? A: Most definitely yes!  The starting point for anyone...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Drink Driving

Gary Schooler
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Legal advice from Gary Schooler, Criminal Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington. Q: I have been found over the limit whilst driving to work. I had drunk alcohol the night before but thought I was safe to drive.  What will happen...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Dissolving a Civil Partnership

Ruth Hetherington
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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Family Law partner based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham Dissolving a Civil Partnership QUESTION My partner and I entered into a Civil Partnership in 2005 but are now looking to end our relationship. What...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Foreign Assets

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, partner and head private client, based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: I have just purchased a property abroad; will this be included in the estate assets in my Will? A: More and more people are buying property...

Stephen Lawson on BBC Radio Merseyside

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson FDR Law Partner was interviewed on Roger Phillips’ Tuesday lunch time show (28th July) on  BBC Radio Merseyside  discussing testamentary capacity in relation to a recent landmark judgement. The case was an eight...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - The Need for a Conveyancer When Buying a House

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, conveyancing solicitor based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham The need for a conveyancer when buying a house Q: Me and my partner are about to buy our first house, we have been advised by our estate agent we will...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Pifalls of the DIY Divorce

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Legal advice from Jennifer Carr, family solicitor at FDR Law, based in Warrington. PITFALLS OF THE DIY DIVORCE Q: My separated husband believes we can handle our divorce ourselves online rather than paying solicitor’s costs. Is it as easy as it...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Parents Support First Time Buyers

Tim Jordan
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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, a partner in residential property conveyancing, based at FDR Law’s office in Stockton Heath. Parents support first time buyers. Q: My wife and I are planning to help our son buy his first home by paying a deposit of...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Silver separation for the over 60s

Jennifer Roulston
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Legal advice from Jennifer Roulston, who is a partner and head of the family department at FDR Law, based in Stockton Heath The problems of divorcing later on. Q: My husband and I are both in our 60s and are planning to divorce. I had always imagined...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - New Drug Laws

Gary Heaven
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Legal advice from Gary Heaven, a partner and head of criminal law at FDR law in Palmyra Square, Warrington New drug driving laws and prescription medication Q: I have to take prescription pain killers for a chronic medical condition. I’ve been...

Buying a Home - With a Little Help from Your Friends

Tim Jordan
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Tim Jordan conveyancing partner at FDR Law’s office in Stockton Heath discusses buying a home - with a little help from your friends Many young people today are facing the prospect that they may never be able to afford their own home. Home ownership,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - the role of an executor

Sarah Greene
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Legal advice from Sarah Greene, a Wills and probate solicitor at FDR Law, based at Palmyra Square, Warrington   How do I wind up my father’s estate? Q: My father has just died and I’m named as the sole executor of his Will. What are my...

Industry comes together to discuss way forward to improve home moving

Tim Jordan
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Industry leaders form plan for urgent action on homebuying process This month property industry leaders met to discuss potential solutions to one of the most serious challenges facing their sector. The latest initiative in the Conveyancing Association...

Re-mortgaging? Beware of free legal deals

Vicki Coulthurst
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Vicki Coulthurst, Partner at FDR Law’s office in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses re-mortgaging and the cheap ‘free legal’ deals on offer Mortgage lenders are just like any other shop on the high street. Building societies and...

Stephen Lawson co-authors new book

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson has made a major contribution to clarifying UK law on will making in a new book, published by Oxford University Press Stephen, who is a partner and head of litigation at Cheshire legal firm FDR Law, has joined with two other...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Dental Claims

Howard Porter
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Legal advice from Howard Porter, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington Accidental damage to teeth Q: One of my front teeth was recently broken in an accident. My dentist fitted a temporary crown but...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Executors of Wills

Ian Sydenham
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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, FDR Law Partner, Head of Wills and Probate, based at Palmyra Square, Warrington Who should you appoint as executor of your will? Q: I am about to visit a solicitor to draw up a Will and have been asked to name my...

Two Stories, One Conclusion - Make a Will

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Will Dispute cases describes two events recently, which had the same conclusion The first tale - should the law for making Wills be modernised? The Law Commission is an independent body set up by the...

New Head of Family at FDR Law

Jennifer Roulston
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Family law specialist Jennifer Roulston has just been appointed to take over as Head of the Family Department at FDR Law. Jennifer, who is based at the firm’s Stockton Heath office, is an expert in all aspects of family law and specialises in...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Pressure Sores

Brian Owens
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Legal advice from Brian Owens, a specialist medical negligence and personal injury legal executive at FDR Law, Palmyra Square, Warrington Hospital treatment caused bed sores Q: My mother has recently had two spells in hospital and during each stay she has...

Warrington Homes still a Good Buy in 2015

Vicki Coulthurst
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Warrington homes continue to be a good investment and prices are predicted to see a small increase over 2015, say our conveyancing experts. The average price for a house in the North West is £138,436, compared to a UK average of £186,741. In the...

FDR Law - Legal Clinic - Post Christmas Separation

Rachel Kendrick
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Rachel Kendrick is a chartered family legal executive at FDR Law’s Stockton Heath office Dealing with post-Christmas Separation Q: My husband and I have been unhappy together for some time. We kept up appearances to celebrate a final family Christmas...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Stamp Duty

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, a conveyancing solicitor at FDR Law’s Frodsham office Christmas cheer for home buyers Q: I am just about to exchange legal papers to buy a new home costing £300,000. How will the recent changes to stamp duty...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Pet Pre-nups

Jennifer Roulston
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Legal advice from Jennifer Roulston, family law partner at FDR Law, Walton Road, Stockton Heath   Pre-nups for pets?   Q: I’m about to marry but I’m concerned who would get our pet labrador if the marriage broke down. Is it...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Do partners automatically inherit?

Jennifer McGuinness
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Legal advice from Jennifer McGuinness, an expert in Will disputes at FDR Law, Palmyra Square, Warrington Do partners have an automatic right to inherit?   Q: Although I don’t have a Will, would I be right to assume my partner will...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Leaving a Legacy in your Will

Emma Stride
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Emma Stride is a Wills and Probate partner at FDR Law at our Stockton Heath Heath office on Walton Road Leaving a legacy to charity Q: I regularly support a local charity and would like to leave them a legacy in my Will. Are there any implications for...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Who qualifies for Legal Aid?

Gary Heaven
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Legal advice from Gary Heaven, a partner in criminal law at FDR Law, Palmyra Square, Warrington Who qualifies for legal aid? Q: I have been charged with a criminal offence and told I must attend a hearing at our local Magistrates Court. I want a solicitor...

Child Support Update

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Partner and Child Maintenance dispute expert at FDR Law provides an update on Child Support in the UK.  “The Child Maintenance Service (CMS) took over responsibility for all new Child Support claims opened after December...

Legal Laurels for Litigation Experts

Jennifer McGuinness
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Two litigation specialists from Warrington legal firm FDR Law have had their expertise recognised by national professional bodies for clinical negligence and will disputes. Brian Owens, who is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives, is an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - buying a house with an unmarried partner

Chris Illingworth
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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, a specialist conveyancing solicitor at FDR Law, Frodsham.  www.fdrlaw.co.uk Buying a house with an unmarried partner? Q: I am about to buy a house with my partner. We are not married or in a civil partnership. Is...

Macmillan Wills Week 3rd to 7th November 2014

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FDR Law are holding a Free Will Writing Week 3rd to 7th November for Macmillan Cancer Support We will provide free* legal expertise in drawing up your Will in return for a donation to Macmillan - the suggested donation is £75 (single Will) or...